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Located at WVU Tech, the Beckley LaunchLab offers hands-on idea development support, education, mentorship, resources and connections to help advance innovative entrepreneurs. To start, fill out our intake form.

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WVU’s LaunchLab is here to help students, faculty and staff develop and grow their own business ideas in entrepreneurship and innovation.

About LaunchLab

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If you have an idea for a new company or product, turn it into a reality at the LaunchLab!  

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Meet the Team

Our Team believes that entrepreneurship and innovation are the keys to economic prosperity for our students, the region and the state, and we’re ready to unlock your potential.

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Upcoming Opportunities

March is a big month for the innovation, design and ideas for new ventures!The March Idea Challenge is open to all students in all majors to submit a 90-second video for a chance to compete live to win cash! Deadline to enter is March 16.

HOW TO FUND A STARTUP is a panel of experts assembled to offer the best advice for new businesses.

WVU's IDEA Hub will host its inaugural Demo Day on April 19, 2018, registration is now open.

Featured News

 WVU Tech student Trevor Johnson

Tech student Trevor Johnson invents locking ammunition holding system, takes work on the road

As a kid in Seneca Rocks, West Virginia, WVU Tech student Trevor Johnson learned how to shoot. His family and friends were avid hunters and target shooters, and Johnson himself developed a hobby in long-range target shooting. Safe and responsible firearm use was simply part of growing up.  

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Demo Day student working on project

WVU to embrace entrepreneurship and innovation at inaugural Demo Day

Nearly 70 West Virginia University students and faculty members from across campus will showcase their innovative ideas, cutting-edge inventions, working prototypes and unique business ventures at the inaugural WVU IDEA Hub Demo Day Thursday, April 19.

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Stephen Worner

Young entrepreneur turns excitement to opportunity for 3WM Software

Starting a business is hard. Starting a business while you’re still in college is harder. Stephen Woerner, a senior at West Virginia University, co-founded 3WM software in October 2017 and is CEO of the company.

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Maple Syrup production

Maple Syrup Production, Just One of the Many Hands-On Experiences for Students at WVU Potomac State College

Agriculture students on the campus of West Virginia University Potomac State College (PSC) have been involved in a number of hands-on educational experiences this spring, with the most recent being a maple syrup production project on the Gustafson Farm.

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Beckley campus

LaunchLab Beckley Location and Hours:

Innovation Building  |   WVU Tech

109 Innovation Center 
Beckley, WV 
Monday-Friday 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.


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